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Maxwell Street
Meet at the UIC/Halsted Blue Line "El" Station 430 S. Halsted St Chicago, IL 60611
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 6 members
Review from redpen
19 events 8 reviews

Joyce obviously loves her city and gave an enthusiastic and informative tour of this once seamy neighborhood. Her own family's roots in the area gave her comments a personal touch. She gave us enough time to wander the market and get a feel for...continued

reviewed May 13 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Deb
20 events 10 reviews

This is a great tour. Joyce really knows her history. I recommend this tour.

reviewed Aug 25 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
9 events 2 reviews

History of the Maxwell Street Market and surrounding area followed by time to roam the market. Then to the Fire Academy where we learned the real cause of the Great Chicago Fire. Then a snack at either Jim's or Maxwell St hot dogs. A view of...continued

reviewed Jun 24 2012 report as inappropriate
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Selected stops:

The 21st century Maxwell Street Market

The Chicago Fire Academy (where the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 began)

Roosevelt Road

Jim’s Red Hots (price of food not included)

St. Francis of Assisi Church/Our Lady of Angels

Jane Addams Hull House Museum

This tour begins outside the UIC/Halsted Blue Line “El” Station and ends at the Hull House Museum. It covers approximately two miles at a leisurely pace.

Please note that tour guide gratuity is not included in the tour price, so if you enjoy your tour, tips are very much appreciated.

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